Lovell A. Jones, PhD, Oral History Interview, May 1, 2014
Major Topics Covered:
- Overview of health inequity (health disparity) and minority health needs in the context of American culture, Texas, Houston, and MD Anderson
- Diversity at MD Anderson; climate for minorities; attitudes of leadership
Chapter 18: The Health Disparities Education, Research and Training Consortium and Program
Chapter 19: Creating the SECURE Project
Chapter 20: The Dorothy I. Height Center for Health Equity and Evaluation Research
Chapter 21: Obstacles to Improving Healthcare in Texas
Chapter 22: Denied Privileges as an Emeritus Professor; MD Anderson's Administrative Structure
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Jones, Lovell A. PhD and Rosolowski, Tacey A. PhD, "Lovell A. Jones, PhD, Oral History Interview, May 1, 2014" (2014). Interview Sessions. 101.
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About the Interview
About the Interview Subject:
Dr. Lovell Jones (b. 12 January 1949, Baton Rouge, Louisiana) came to MD Anderson in 1980 to join the faculty of the Department of Gynecologic Oncology and Reproductive Medicine. He retired in 2013 and holds the title of Professor Emeritus in the Department of Health Disparities Research in the Division of Cancer Prevention and Population Sciences. Dr. Jones established his research reputation through his work on the role of synthetic estrogens in gynecologic cancers. Later he focused on health disparities research. He worked at MD Anderson and on the national stage to develop the understanding of “health equity.” He was responsible for developing minority health initiatives such as the Biennial Symposium Series on ‘Minorities, the Medically Underserved and Cancer’ (’88), the National Black Leadership Initiative on Cancer (’95), the Inter-cultural Cancer Council, and the Health Disparities Education Awareness Research and Training Consortium ’02).